WikiLeaks: Prentice was ready to curb oilsands

WikiLeaks: Prentice was ready to curb oilsandsFormer environment minister Jim Prentice told U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson that he was prepared to step in and impose tougher regulations on the oilsands if the industry damaged Canada’s green reputation, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks. “[Prentice] noted that if industry did not take voluntary measures and if the provincial government did not set more stringent regulations, he would step in and press federal environmental legislation,” according to…

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Gun tracing regulations delayed third time

Gun tracing regulations delayed third timeThe Harper government has once again delayed implementation of regulations that police say they need to quickly trace guns used in crimes. The government quietly posted a notice last Tuesday — one day before the firearms marking regulations were to have come into force — disclosing that implementation has been postponed until Dec. 1, 2012. This is the third time the Harper government has delayed the regulations, which were created…

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WikiLeaks Putting Lives at Risk

WikiLeaks Putting Lives at RiskThe State Department has warned the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks that its expected release of classified U.S. documents would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues. The department’s top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records of them from its database and return any material to the U.S. government. Lawyer Harold…

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Public gets a view into MP expenses

Public gets a view into MP expensesCanadians paid out $5,230 for Stephen Harper’s phone bill last year and $2,295 in postage for Michael Ignatieff. Those are some of the smaller expenses Canadians can browse online now that MPs expenses are posted in full. In total, the prime minister’s expenses came to $281,255.67, compared to Ignatieff’s $570,984.10. The expenses released are what each MP charges the House of Commons through their MPs expenses. Most of Harper’s expenses…

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Tories-Liberals strafe each other over jets

Tories-Liberals strafe each other over jetsThe economic and diplomatic strings attached to Ottawa’s multi-billion dollar deal to buy the F-35 stealth fighters would make it extremely painful — if not impossible — for a future government to unravel or cut, senior Conservatives insisted Wednesday. Unlike the EH-101 helicopter deal axed in the mid-1990s by Jean Chretien’s Liberal government, the pending agreement to purchase 65 new interceptors for the air force is a more complex arrangement…

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Iggy to Harper: ‘We make the rules!’

Iggy to Harper: 'We make the rules!'Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s campaign-style tour rolled through Nova Scotia Sunday, where he thundered at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was told to move back to the U.S., and won the endorsement of one of Canada’s most well-known singers – Big Pond’s Rita MacNeil. Ignatieff began the day outside a Tim Hortons in Elmsdale, N.S., in Liberal Scott Brison’s riding, where he hit Harper over a quip the prime minister made…

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Ignatieff will lose his “leadership” before the year is out

Ignatieff will lose his Michael Ignatieff stated the other day that Canada should remain in Afghanistan beyond the planned 2011 pull-out. Michael Ignatieff has revealed the Liberals’ position for Canada’s mission in Afghanistan post-2011, calling for Canadians to commit to training police and military personnel.  Mr. Ignatieff is suggesting that Canadians remain for another three years after the military mission ends in July, 2011 The current plan is that Canada starting pulling out by…

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Stephen Harper is to blame for the G20 Problems

Stephen Harper is to blame for the G20 ProblemsThis story isn’t about black clad idiots who get off on creating havoc and mayhem. It isn’t about police who view their fellow citizens as terrorists and threats instead of neighbours and friends. This story isn’t about the violation of our rights and freedoms, nor is about the success or failure of the meetings happening inside the fence. This story is about the arrogance and ignorance of our Prime Minister….

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Raw Video: G20 Protests Heat Up!

Raw Video: G20 Protests Heat Up!Reports say black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the G20 summit in Toronto, torching a police cruiser in the financial district and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers.

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Are Taxes In Canada Really That High?

Are Taxes In Canada Really That High?A Press release by Fraser Institute showed the total tax bill of the average Canadian family has increased by 1,624 per cent since 1961, while expenditures on housing increased by 1,198 per cent, food by 559 per cent and clothing by 526 per cent from 1961 to 2009. The report was widely distributed by several media outlets including this one in the Calgary Herald. There’s no question that we pay…

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